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murdoch's life, he says, but then he went on to say he does not accept blame for the hacking scandal and then he was hit by a pie in the face. then his wife struck the attacker. a wild day in the scandal consuming his media empire. >>> what do you want? that group of people in washington mulling over a new plan to avoid economic armageddon, that's onene thing. tonight, in our nbc news poll, what the voters want to see come out of it. >>> it's hot and getting hotter for millions tonight. what's behind the dynamic they're calling the "heat dome." >>> and making a difference, by honoring americans who never should have been forgotten. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. while rupert murdoch is an american citizen, the head of a media empire that is well known and widely watched here, the current scandal involving his company is mostly unraveling in great britain where he's already shut down one newspaper. where we know people's cell phones were hacked and where today, murdoch and his son and former employee faced members of
>>> making news this morning, blame game. >> billionaire news titan rupert murdoch like we've never seen him before plus the wife who jumped to his defense this morning, a new chapter in the scandal. >>> taking a toll. without a deficit deal new numbers show voter dissatisfaction at a 20-year high but today a glimmer of hope. >>> cranking up that dial. the hottest weather in years for millions and relief is days away. >>> well, good morning, everyone. today the british prime minister will be grilled on the news corp phone hacking scandal which is oh, ye news. >> oh, yes. morning newspapers around the world have the murdoch father sy and son testimony front and center. rupert murdoch's own tabloid "the sun" has a subdued front page with the headline, "the most humble day of my life" quoting rupert murdoch from yesterday. >> the newsmaker making the news. "the daily mirror" has a not so suble foam whacked headline. >> that was an alarming moment during the hours-long questioning by members of parliament. abc's jeffrey kofman she's us how it happened. >> reporter: james murdoch was abo
-out quarter. >>> media mogul rupert murdoch and his son faced certain questions from uk legislators. now the phone hacking saga rolls on with a new parliamentary report saying murdoch's news international, quote, deliberately tried to obstruct a police investigation into the now defunct "news of the world". in the meantime, prime minister david cameron is getting ready to make an emergency statement on this crisis after flying back early from a trade trip to south africa. >>> many of us here in hong kong watched that testimony and we stayed up pretty late to watch it. rupert murdoch denied any knowledge of phone hacking at the "news of the world," but it was his son james who actually did most of the talking, intervening when his father seemed at a loss for words. it was murdoch's wife wendy who intervened in a very different way. dan rivers has the details for us. >> i would just like to say one sentence. this is the most humble day of my life. >> reporter: this was how rupert murdoch started. despite his apparent contrition, he surely had no idea what was about to literally hit him. wh
parliament today in connection with that tabloid phone-hacking scandal. a day after rupert murdoch denied any knowledge of wrongdoing. his testimony interrupted by a protester with a pie. >>> and swept away. three hikers feared dead after reportedly getting caught in a dangerous current and pulled over a big waterfall at yosemite national park. and searchers are out looking for their bodies today wednesday, july 20th, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >> announcer: live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> and i'm ann curry. as you see, it's 76 degrees already at 7:00 a.m. here in new york city. and new york is one of 32 states under a heat advisory warning today. >> i think you can see that shot from above, the haze that's hanging over the city. apparently a lot of the country is trapped inside what people are calling a heat dome. inside that dome temperatures in the 90s and 100s in areas that aren't used to getting that hot. now you throw humidity on top of that, and there is simpl
predecessors have been criticized for their ties to news corp. chairman rupert murdoch and the people who run his london media operation. >> the public expects is not petty political point scoring but a -- what they want, what they deserve is concerted action to rise to the level of events and pledge to work together to sort this issue out once and for all. and it is in that spirit that i commend this statement to the house. >> in this country, a new debt ceiling compromise seems to be getting traction in washington. six senators, three republicans, and three democrats are offering a plan to cut the nation's debt by about $3.7 trillion over the next decade. it includes spending cuts and about a trillion dollars in new tax revenue. republicans have insisted on deep cuts and no tax increases before they'll agree to raise the country's borrowing limit. that debt ceiling deds line is now just 13 days away. minnesota's three-week government shutdown is over. democratic governor park dayton signed a budget bill today. he and republican lawmakers finally agreed to use accounting gimmicks to close th
after rupert murdoch tried to repel the british assault on his empire, it's the prime minister's turn to face parliament. david cameron tainted by claims that he was too cozy with the media giant and drew raucous responses in his appearance before the special session. >> what is the public expects is not petty political point scoring but a -- what -- what they want, what they deserve is concerted action to rise to the level of events and pledge to work together to sort this issue out once and for all and it is in that spirit that i commend this statement to the house! >> across great britain, public and political outrage has been boiling over claims of police bribery, phone hacking and a heartless abuse of power. james and rupert murdoch walked into parliament knowing that they had to tamp down some of that public anger so did they succeed some atika shubert is in london now. what are the people saying on the streets, atika? >> reporter: well, the remark that most people are really focused on is one of the mps, tom watson really grilled rupert murdoch and bluntly asked him do you thin
murdoch grilled while his wife wendy jumped to an attack from a pie throwing prankster. live to london for the latest. >>> american airlines announces an $85 billion plan to buy a brand new fleet of planes. what it could mean for the economy and jobs in the united states. >>> deal or new deal? new hope for the budget talks. a possible break-through plan, president obama, even some republicans are praising. what it could mean for your wallet "early" this wednesday morning, july 20th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >> good morning, welcome to "the early show" here on wednesday, july 20th, i'm chris wragge. >> i'm rebecca jarvis. erica hill is off this morning. >>> prime minister david cameron faces questions in parliament over where he hired a former news editor from a newspaper that faces questions over phone hacking. jeff, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you from london. david come ron addressing the scandal as it appears to be getting closer and closer to his office. >> over the past two weeks a torrent of revelations and allegations has engulfed some of this country's most
this hour, also the connection between the rupert murdoch scandal today and the mobster guy. remember him? and the interview on tonight's show is so exciting it made me and several segment producers -- made us break something in the office while we were preparing for the interview. while prepping tonight's interview, we broke some of the ceiling tiles outside my office door. i am very sorry, and i'll pay for it. >>> this is the mayor of london, his name is boris. he's in the conservative party. when questioned about it last year, here's what he had to say about the rupert murdoch phone hacking scandal. >> cooked up by labor party. >> cooked up by the labor party. phone hacking, made up by liberals. no such thing. where did mayor boris get his information? mayor boris got his information from john yates, the number two police officer in london. john yates, who it just so happens had to resign as the number two police officer in london just this week as did the number one police officer in london, the chief of scotland yard. that is just one of the ways the whole rupert murdoch scandal is g
rupert murdoch grilled while his wife wendi jumped to his offense from a pie-throwing prankster live on london for the latest. >>> american airlines announces $85 billion blan to buy a praned new fleet of planbrand-new flee planes. >>> deal or no deal. new hope on those deadlock washington budget talks as a possible break through plan and even some republicans are praising. tell you what it is and what it means for your wallet "early" this wednesday morning, july 20th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning. welcome to "the early show" on wednesday, july 20th. i'm chris wragge. >> i'm rebecca jarvis. erica hill is off this morning. >>> britain's tabloid scandal, prime minister david cameron faces questions in parliament today why he hired a former "news of the woshled" editor connected to phone hacking. our own jeff glor has made his way to london for the very latest on the scandal that seems to grow day by day. jeff, good morning. >> reporter: chris, good morning to you from london. you mentioned some developments this morning. david cameron, right now, addressing the scand
the intense debate of the phone hacking scandal. accused of getting too close to some of rupert murdoch's executives. charlie d'agata reports from london. >> order. >> reporter: british lawmakers took aim at the prime minister in a heated debate over the phone-hacking scandal. >> you live and you learn and believe you me i have learned. >> reporter: cameron is taking heat for hiring his former communications chief andy coleson. he was editor at rupert murdoch's "news of the world" when journalists hacked into the voice mails of murder victims and politicians. >> with 20/20 hind sight and all that has followed i would not have offered him the job and i expect that he wouldn't have taken it. >> it is not about hindsight, mr. speaker, it is not about whether he lied to him, it is about all the information and warnings that the prime minister ignored. >> reporter: now that collison has been arrested the prime minister is under even more pressure to distance himself from the scandal. >> so far the waters are not lapping at the door of number 10 but the questions are being asked about the fri
, rupert murdoch. nbc's martin fletcher has the latest from london. >> reporter: up, up, and away for rupert murdoch heading home to america after what he called the most humble day of his live. >> order. >> reporter: leaving behind uporder at parliament's emergency session. where prime minister david cameron ate humble pie, too. >> you live and you learn and believe you me, i have learned. >> reporter: cam ro had rejected advice and hired his communications chief andy coulson, the former editor of "news of the world." >> with 20/20 hindsight i would not have offered him the job and i expect he wouldn't have taken it. >> reporter: coulson resigned in january and was arrested two weeks ago in the phone hacking scandal. it's engulfing the media and the police. cameron is accused of being too cozy with news executives, two dozen meetings in less than two years. he came out fighting. >> i never had one inappropriate conversation. >> reporter: as for rupert murdoch -- >> you might say that the murdoch brand itself is hopelessly tarnished. >> reporter: still, the verdict in britain is t
. >>> still ahead at 5:00. standing by her man. rupert murdoch. tonight, a closer look. >>> a woman's drowning goes unnoticed for days. now, police released the surprising reason it happened. >>> students here in baltimore city head overseas. i'm jessica kartalija. i'll have their stories next ,,, >>> it's just observe 5:30. 92 degrees and sunny. good evening and thank you for staying with wjz eyewitness news. here are some of the things people are talking about tonight. >>> a federal judge gives the go-ahead to a lawsuit by the marine's family. the city of baltimore could be forced to pay millions for the officer's action. >> -- officer tshamba was leaving a mount vernon nightclub when he shot the unarmed marine 12 times with this police-issued weapon in a dispute over a woman. while tshamba awaits sentencing, a lawsuit by the victim's family moves full speed ahead in a federal court. this ruling allows the police department, the police commissioner, each the mayor, to be sued under a federal law for failing to stop an officer. >> there were several things that should have raised the red fla
. in many meetings with the international bosses. and rupert murdoch, who left after the most humble day of his life. >> i told them the same thing. >> i never had one i nappropriate conversation. i completely took myself out of any decision-making about this bid. i had no role in it. no role in when the announcement was made. >> david cameron accused them of hiding their relationships with murdoch. >> i have set up all of the contacts in contrast to the party opposite. i have never held a slumber party. >> he has an old fashioned view that a man is innocent until proven guilty. >> nick robinson, reporting there. the impact this continues to have. i am joined by nick watts from "the guardian." thank you for joining us. >> he did enough to satisfy the conservative party. he was meant to be in africa. he will finish -- and cut his trip short to go to the house of commons. there was a meeting this evening. they banged their desks for a long time. he faces a difficult challenge facing the labor party. two areas highlighted -- point number one, why did he bring him into downing street when th
in your past life. what do you think about what's going on in britain, the murdoch scandal? >> i think it is hard for us to imagine the profound shock to the system that this has been for great britain. i spent a lot of time there. my character lives there so we spend a lot of time in england. england is going through something of a social crisis, there's an epidemic of crime and public drunkenness in the country. they think their culture has been coarsing a great deal. miliband made an impassioned speech yesterday and they need to wake up and get things right in the country. they are going through a difficult period. >> daniel silva, the book is "portrait of a spy." fabulous. we'll be right back. i love that my daughter's part fish. but when she got asthma, all i could do was worry ! specialists, lots of doctors, lots of advice... and my hands were full. i couldn't sort through it all. with unitedhealthcare, it's different. we have access to great specialists, and our pediatrician gets all the information. everyone works as a team. and i only need to talk to one person about her care.
across the pond from humble pie to custard pie, the latest into the high stakes drama for rupert murdoch and we'll have more -- you saw it right there. his wife stepping down to defend him as she takes down a protester. >> stepped in. she lunged. she didn't hesitate. >>> we begin with the dangerous heat that will not go away now moving to the east coast. matt gutman live in chicago where that city is right in the thick of the worst temperatures so far. good morning, matt. >> reporter: hey, good morning, robin and that heat that has pummeled the midwest heading your way, it's not so much the heat but the humidity. chicago's bracing for 110 heat index today. in minnesota yesterday it was 134. now, the only other place in the world where that type of heat index is common is the red sea off of saudi arabia. a deadly heat wave that since friday has set 221 records won't release its grip. here in chicago, that heat stirring up a soupy fog that smothered the city. today projected to hit its hottest temperatures here in six years. in iowa, police tering heat buckled i-380 and left workers in kan
of the phone hacking scandal rocking rupert murdoch's media empire. there's new information that 9/11 families have been hacked. in britain today, the prime minister david cameron was forced to depend b himself in this exploding scandal during a very contentious session of parliament. our senior international correspondent dan rivers is in london. >> wolf, from the committee rum where rupert murdoch was grilled to the main chamber in the house of commons, the phone hacking story continues. there was a debate in which the prime minister david cameron faced a barrage of questions about his hiring of andy callson, tcallso coulson. >> the pattern of events suggests that the prime minister and those around him made every effort not to hear the facts. in the last week, we have become aware of five opportunities for the prime minister or his staff to have acted on specific information that would have surely led him to change his mind about mr. coulson, all were declined. >> but the prime minister insisted that he did everything he could. >> the ininquiry should consider not just the relationship betw
's going on with murdoch. pretty juicy stuff over there and i bet you people in the nonnewscorp world are just licking your chops? (laughter) you just love this story? shouldn't you have to... shouldn't you non-murdoch papers have to recuse yourself? you can't be objective. >> do the math. you've got a $40 billion big blob that owns fox news, fox sports, "new york post," "wall street journal." they closed 168-year-old newspaper is and they're run by an 80-year-old i go guy who almost got hit by a pie in parliament and he was saved by his hot chinese wife. (laughter) that's a great story. >> stephen: that is a great story. >> come on! >> stephen: isn't it much ado about nothing? how bad of a deal is it to hack people's phones? that's journalism! (laughter) how do you know what the truth of a story is unless you are willing to do anything? ed myrrh row said "by any means necessary." (laughter) >> i don't think he meant hacking into a 13-year-old murder victim's phone and... >> stephen: okay you're playing the 13-year-old murder victim, card. what about the 4,000 other people who got hac
control free for millions of pem -- women. >>> under fire. first it was media giant rupert murdoch. now, britain's prime minister, grilled about the phone hacking scheme. >>> it is just after 6:30. and 91 degrees. hello, here are some of the stories people are talking about tonight. >> first day with rupert giant on the media hot seat. now, british lawmakers are hammering their own lawmakers over the phone hacking scandal. david cameron emphatically denies claims that he tried to stop an investigation. >> order! >> reporter: british lawmakers took aim at the prime minister over the debate in a phone hacking scandal. >> you live and you learn, and believe you me, i have learned. >> reporter: cameron is taking heat for hiring his former communications chief, andycologiston. colson -- andy colson. they hacked into the voice mails of politicians. >> reporter: with 20/20 hindsight and all that followed, i would not have offered him the job and i don't expect he would have taken it. >> it's not about whether he lied to him. it's about all of the information and warnings that the prime ministe
of rupert murdoch and his son james. both denied any knowledge of the phone hacking scandal and dodged questions about megapayments to victims on the receiving end. >> mr. murdoch do you accept that ultimately you are responsible for this whole fiasco? >> no. >> first of all, i would like to say as well just how sorry i am. >> my big question today, will one of the murdochs take the fall for the phone hacking scandal? of course you can reach me on facebook and twitter. to answer that question, let's bring in a reporter for "the washington post" style section. it's good to see you today, paul. what do you think? do you think that we're going to see either rupert or james take the fall? >> at this point barring any other revelations that's a big if i don't think so. the murdoch family controls about 40% of news corp. it has the board pretty much in its pocket. unlikely that they will be forced to resign as a result of this. in the absence of anything else happening. >> his board of directors whose responsibility has been to shareholders has been rather meek and silence on this scandal. n
a three-hour grueling yesterday. murdoch said he was unaware of any wrong doing. a man tried to hurl a plate of shaving -- all of that after murdoch was questioned about whether the hacking included 9/11 victims. >> we have seen no evidence of that at all and as far as we know the fbi haven't either. >> we are just learning a british judge has allowed actor hugh grant to see if his voice mails were revealed. >>> a federal court has overturned two felony acquittals of a man urging people top shoot barack obama before he was president. his messages were quote dangerous but were also protected free speech. prosecutors could ask for a rehearing by the court of appeals. >>> in a few hours the senate committee will hold a hearing on a proposal to repeal the federal defense of marriage act. it would give married same sex couples the same benefits. yesterday the white house -- >>> sunday is the same day -- so many people want to get married on that day in new york city. mayor michael bloomberg announced a lottery has been set up. 764 couples will be set to get married at the five clerk offic
of hiding their relationships with the murdoch empire. >> i have set out all the meetings i have had in complete contrast to the party opposite, but i can tell you, i have never held a slumber party. >> david cameron says he has an old-fashioned view that a man is innocent until proven guilty, but today he tried to separate his fate from andy. >> for more on the fallout and the impact it continues to have, i spoke to the chief political correspondent for "the guardian newspaper" in london. did he do enough today to stop questions about his judgment? >> he certainly did announce to south -- did enough to satisfy his party curio reaching his party. he was meant to finish with a trip to south sudan. he did about short, but conservative mps were delightful. there was a meeting, and they did die for a long time. he faces a difficult challenge in persuading the labour party. they are keeping the pressure of on the two areas highlighted. point number one, why did you and bring andy into downing street last year when there were allegations that he knew, and did you talk to rebecca brooks. di
, a feisty time guaranteed. prime minister's too cozy with the murdoch empire media. and was too quick to hire someone close to the tactics. now coleson is one of ten people arrested so far in this tabloid scandal. cameron said if he knew then what he knows now, he would not have hired coleson. >> it's not about hindsight, mr. speaker. it is about all the information and warnings that the prime minister ignored. he was warned. and he preferred to ignore the warnings. so that the country could have the leadership we need. why doesn't he do more than give a half apology and provide the full apology now for hiring mr. coleson and bringing him into the heart of downing street. >> what i would say to the gentleman is stop hunting feeble conspiracy theories and start rising to the level of events. >> the prime minister was quick to note murdoch and others had close relationships with and access to tony blair and gordon brown. and he took issues saying his leadership abilities were compromised. >> to many people how he has acted in the last few years. >> yes. because which government has set
murdoch. now david cameron. ?hat is the mood among mp's >> conservative mps believe the labour party are making a political capital out of this, and they are fed up. the labor party senses blood. they think the prime-sur has made in a catastrophic -- they think the prime minister has made a catastrophic misjudgment. they basically said, a plague on all your houses. do not talk about this. talk about jobs in the economy. if they can talk about it, they can jump over this and see where the british people are. the problem is the phone hacking issue is not going to go away without process, and the cocess is sethat andy oulson was arrested. there is a possibility he could face charges. david cameron faced up to what that would mean. he said, ohio the country are profound of -- i of the country a profound apology. >> umar european leaders will gather in brussels to discuss the debt crisis, and already the president has issued a sharp warning there may be- consequences if a response is not taken. >> greece and its debts are hanging over the eurozone, a country without growth and any economy
comments came a day after rupert murdoch denied personal responsibility in the camped at his company's news of the world. >> congressional leaders from both parties will start talking understanding turkey on a plan to reduce the deficit and raise the debt limit. republican controlled house have approved a deal that would raise the limit that would require a balanced budget amendment but democrats say that plan is a no-go. karen travers s has more. >> now there a glimmer of optimism in washington. >> i think we're now seeing the potential for a bipartisan consensus. >> yesterday the gang of six announced $3.7 trillion cut over the next decade. that would include cuts to medicare, medicaid and social security and closing tax loopholes. they also passed a cut, cap and balance last night. washington may be patting on the the back with the modest progress on the deficit but outside the beltway americans have had it. >> we have had enough. >> get it done, for god's sake. >> a new "washington post" poll 80 of americans are angry with the federal government. they place the blame on on congressional
this morning over the news of the world scandal. this comes one day after news corp ceo rupert murdoch and his son james testified before a committee saying they were appalled by the scandal. >> i would just like to say one sentence, this is the most humble day of my life. >> as for the man who attacked murdoch with a pie made of foam, well, he's under arrest this morning. he calls himself a comedian, by the way, news corp is the parent company of fox news. nearly two years after he was charged with murdering 13 people including a pregnant woman, the ft. hood shooter is finally be arraigned in a military court. he is still collecting a paycheck from the military will face a judge this afternoon in technic texas. this will will be his first court appearance since he decided he would face the death penalty. his lawyer is not saying whether they're considering an insanity defense. casey anthony ready for her close-up. reportedly in california right now close to signing a $1 million television deal for her first interview. you knew this one would happen. the offer comes from tv producer al taylo
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